The Rutgers Center for Green Building seeks a postdoctoral fellow with interests and experience in computer simulation modeling using agent-based modeling approaches. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to take part in developing models of the interactions between building systems and building occupants, producing associated peer reviewed publications, and contributing to the execution of the Center's current projects. For illustrative models go to http://rcgb.rutgers.edu/projects.asp?Level2ItemID=76.
Funding comes from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Location is in the New York City metro area at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in behavioral or social science, an authoritative command of object-oriented programming languages and approaches, and experience with applications in the fields of architecture, mechanical or civil engineering, or urban planning.
This is a one-year appointment that may be extended by one additional year. Salary will be competitive. Start date is September 1, 2012 or earlier. The postdoc will be expected to hold a PhD by the date of hire in computer science, industrial engineering, operations research, systems analysis, or a related field. Please send a CV, statement of research interests, and details of modeling and programming experience to Prof. Clinton J. Andrews at CJA1@rutgers.edu.
The New Jersey Green Building Manual (NJGBM or Manual) is a comprehensive web-based document that provides economic and environmental best practices for green building. The NJGBM is organized into four sections – New Commercial, Existing Commercial, New Residential and Existing Residential – each of which contains best practice strategies and case studies that illustrate how these strategies have been implemented in New Jersey within a “lessons learned” framework. Best practice strategies include all aspects of green building, but are focused on those that promote energy efficiency in keeping with recent policy trends. The best practice strategies are presented in an operational framework based on a new building’s design-build-operate-evaluate process or on common building upgrades for existing buildings.
To visit the NJ Green Building Manual website: http://greenmanual.rutgers.edu
The New Jersey’s Green Home Remodeling Guidelines Version (NJGHRG) 1.0, published earlier in 2009 highlighting strategies for remodeling homes of diferent ages and styles, located in unique bio-regions of New jersey, is incorporated in the Manual. For more information download THE NJ GREEN HOME REMODELING GUIDELINES
To visit the site http://www.solarteamnewjersey.com/
PSE&G Energy Technology Demonstration Grant Program:
Development of Affordable ENJOY!-able Energy-Efficient Housing in New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), partners in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition as “Team New Jersey” , have received a grant from the PSE&G Energy Technology Demonstration Grant Program.
These funds serve to encourage an affordable building design program developed in parallel and in conjunction with the building of the prototype house entry for the US DOE Solar Decathlon 2011 competition. For additional information on the PSE&G Energy Technology Demonstration Grant Program.
Rutgers Team Tries to Merge Green Building and Active, Healthy Living
in South Bronx
November 24, 2010
By Steve Manas
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – While not boasting the familiarity of, say, 42nd Street and Times Square, or Hollywood and Vine, Rutgers Professor Clint Andrews hopes that one day, the intersection of “Green Building and Active, Healthy Living” will be just as recognizable to many Americans, starting with residents of one targeted building in the South Bronx.
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USGBC Green Building Research Fund Award
The Rutgers Center for Green Building was among a select group of recipients of a Green Building Research Fund award from the US Green Building Council. The Center was awarded $150,000 for the Investigating Opportunities for Improving Building Performance Through Simulation of Occupant and Operator Behavior research project. The USGBC press release can be found here. For more information, see our project page here.
Improving Buildings through Simulation of Occupant Behavior, presented by Prof. Clinton Andrews, Jennifer Senick and Richard Wener, at GREENBUILD 2012 International Conference and Expo, November 14-16, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.
To view the presentation click here
Energy Efficiency and Costs Savings, presented by Jennifer Senick, at the 2012 Governor's Housing Conference, on October 16th, 2012 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
Life Cycle Cost Analysis: Methods and Application, presented by Jennifer Senick, to the Central NJ Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), on September 18th, 2012 in Trenton, NJ.
Energy Efficiency and other Green Building Resources for NJ Businesses, presented by Jennifer Souder at the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Event:Making Green by Going Green on September 11, 2012.
Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research Policy and Practice, presented at the International Association for People Environment Studies Conference 2012, June 24th to 29th, 2012 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Context & Prediction of Building Efficiency & Behavioral Outcomes in Green Buildings, presented at the EDRA43Seattle Conference, May 30-June 2, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.
Expanding the Impacts of Green and Active Living Design on Health in Low Income Housing, presented by Dr. MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci, at the Speed Share Presentation at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit: Prevention. Promotion. Progress, in Washington, D.C., April 10-11, 2012. Organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.
Green Grows in the Garden State: The State's New Approach to Development, presented by Jennifer Souder, at the 2012 Atlantic Builders Convention (ABC), on March 28-30, 2012 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
What I Learned: My Personal Journey Towards Success, presented by Jennifer Senick, at the Women’s Leadership Council Speaker / Networking Panel on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ. Sponsored by: Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP, Marsh & McLennan Agency and KPMG LLP.
Solar and Alternative Energy of the Future. , presented by Prof. Clinton Andrews, on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Busch Campus, Rutgers University.
Costs and Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency Investments, presented by Jennifer Senick on July 21st 2011. The results of recent research on the costs and benefits of investments in residential energy efficiency in New Jersey were presented. This research entails modeling of associated energy savings and comparison of the initial costs (e.g. purchase, installation) and lifetime operating savings. For more information on the presentation.
Green Building Benefits: by the Numbers. On May 3rd, 2011, Jennifer Senick was a keynote at the Fifth Annual Greenbaum Commercial Real Estate Conference, in Iselin, NJ, where she addressed the financial and operational benefits of sustainable or green construction in the built and new project environments.
Link to Presentation Power Point
Link to Jennifer Senick's interview on the major points of her presentation and work
NJN documentary GREEN BUILDERS
(featuring RCGB Executive Director Jennifer Senick) on NJN and PBS
The SUSTAINABLE JERSEY™ Program is now live at http://www.sustainablejersey.com. Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, control costs and save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Jersey encompasses issues such as global warming, pollution, biodiversity, land use air and water quality, equity, buying local, local living economies, and sustainable agriculture.
The Green Design Commercial and Residential Buildings action and tool, spearheaded by the Rutgers Center for Green Building, can be found here by scrolling down to the Green Design Commercial and Residential Buildings link.